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How Do I Use 'cp' to Overwrite Files?

Using a shell script or Terminal, how do I overwrite files that may or may not be present. I looked at man page for cp, it said use the -f argument to force overwrite. But, it does nothing. $ cp -f ...
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iPhone 5 all outgoing calls fail

I have an iPhone 5 which I purchased (from India) in Nov 2012 and now it is out of warranty. I found an old SIM Card, which I purchased from Singapore when I was visiting that country, and put it ...
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How to fix 403 in Mac OS X built-in Apache?

I'm trying to set a local environment on my new MacBook Air 13": built-in Apache with my own DocumentRoot, PHP, and MySQL. I usually update /etc/hosts just to run my local websites with a pretty ...
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ScreenSharing as VNC client/viewer doesn't work in Yosemite

I was using built in ScreenSharing app to connect to a VNC server running on a Linux box. After upgrading to Yosemite the ScreenSharing icon on my Dock is a question mark now. Does OS X no longer ...
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What are the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for Xcode development on OS X?

I am a freelancer programmer and so far I have only worked on projects on Windows platform. I don't have much idea about OS X hardware. I am not looking for a very high end configuration but ...
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Removing camera button on iPhone lock screen

How to remove the camera button on the iPhone lock screen without removing the camera from the springboard I don't want to allow people without access to take pictures using my phone (pictures are ...
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Photos not uploading to photo stream or syncing with iCloud

So I have a heavy question that I haven't seen asked on ad, so, or su. Question -- My photos are not uploading from my iPhone nor iPhoto to my photo stream. Why? Background -- When I attempt to ...
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Microsoft Office 2011 no longer working with Yosemite 10.10.2?

When trying to open either Word or Excel, I get an error saying Microsoft Word (or Excel) cannot be opened because of a problem. Check with the developer to make sure Microsoft Word works with ...
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Turn emoji back to previous default after upgraded to iOS 8.3

Hello I just upgraded to iOS 8.3. My emoji is now default to kind of yellow colour, which is super annoying. Any ways I could set it back to previous default colour. Thank you!
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How do I find out of my OS X 10.9.4 is 32 bit or 64 bit?

How do I determine if my OS X 10.9.4 is a 32 bit or 64 bit operating system? I've looked at "About This Mac" but don't understand what the processor information (i.e. 3.5 GHz Intel Core i7) translates ...
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Mac App Store Download Failure - Clear Cache?

I bought a program on the Mac App Store (Desk) on one of my computers. I am running Yosemite on a different computer and I tried to install the program from the Mac App Store - while I was on a ...
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How to disable Clamshell mode in Yosemite?

I have my Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro attached to an external display. I use both displays. At night, when I leave my computer, I want to close the lid to put the Mac to sleep. Since Lion, there is ...
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OS X 10.10.1 /etc/hosts & /private/etc/hosts file is being ignored and not resolving

Like the title says, running os x 10.10.1. if i have an entry in my hosts file and do a dig or nslookup it still shows a different IP than what is in my hosts file even after trying to flush various ...
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Lost Dropbox context menu entries, file and folder status indicators in Finder after updating to Yosemite

I've lost all the Dropbox context menu options in Finder after updating to Yosemite. All indications of sync status on the files in my Dropbox location are also gone. The odd thing is, those context ...
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How to set system-wide environment variables on OS X Mavericks

We used to use /etc/environment to set system-wide environment variables on Mountain Lion. However, it seems this file is no longer read. Ideally the solution should apply to all users, and we need ...
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Disable user login MacBook Pro Yosemite 10.10.2

I have a question. How can I disable the login on mac with os yosemite 10.10.2 Everytime when I want to start on the laptop I have to input my password and login. I want to disable this one. I tried ...
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Podcast App not downloading episodes to IPhone

for about the last week my podcast app on my iPhone 6+ has been preparing to download episodes but not downloading. Ian on iOS 8.3 This is serious I need to listen to Hansel minutes and history of ...
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Macbook Pro won't mount external hard drive

I have been having this problem with a Macbook Pro late 2006 and a Macbook Pro early 2011. Macbook Pro refuses to mount an specific external hard drive or USB stick, after being able to do so with no ...
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Yosemite won't boot any more after attempting to enable FileVault and TRIM

I installed Yosemite yesterday and it was working fine. Now whenever it tries to boot it runs Safe Mode and fails 1/3 of the way through. From what I can remember I went to enable FileVault and ...
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MIcrosoft Outlook stopped working on Yosemite

I ran Outlook for a day after updating to Yosemite, but after a reboot, it no longer works. When I click on the Outlook icon, it bounces a few times but never runs. Looking in system.log (via ...
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Is it Possible to Delete Songs from iCloud without iTunes Match?

I recently used iPad to listen to some music only to find out I had U2's Songs of Innocence album. I wasn't too bothered until one of their songs started playing. I decided I would like to delete ...
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How do I update the primary email address used by my Apple ID when using Find My iDevice?

I have an Apple ID that I use for both the App/iTunes Stores and for iCloud. Because I originally created it years ago, it's an email address I no longer use, let's call it dan@old.com. I would like ...
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All of my events have disappeared in the new Photos app for OSX Yosemite

I have just upgraded OSX Yosemite and have been looking at the new Photos app. It seems all of my events have disappeared. How do I get them back?
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Where can I find the installed package path via brew

I installed some packages via brew. But I can not find where is it. I can NOT get access by typing hping on terminal % brew install hping ...
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My iPhone is sending iMessage from my e-mail, however its activated to send from my number?

My iPhone is sending iMessages from my e-mail, but when I go to change it to my number it's supposed to be sending from my number? When I send a text message it is from my phone but not my iMessage? ...
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How to add hibernate mode to MacBook Pro

I have recently switched to Mac from Windows hence I do not have much information. I want my Mac to go to safe sleep state on closing the lid. I also need an extra option available somewhere which ...
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SMC Reset Won't Work on Macbook Pro Retina mid-2012

I have followed all the correct steps for carrying out an SMC Reset, however my Mac continues to boot normally. The issues I currently am dealing with are: Slow performance Battery light on power ...
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How do I downgrade node or install a specific previous version using homebrew?

I'm using brew. I have node installed, using brew. I want to use an earlier version of node. Online, I find instructions such as, for example: cd /usr/local/Library/Formula brew remove node --force ...
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Cloudd wants to use the “Local items” keychain

I opened my MBP and certainly the system gives the following warning "Cloudd wants to use the "Local items" keychain" and asks me for my keychain-password. After cancelling this warning, it kept ...
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Install Windows 7 On MacBook (x) 2015

I have just looked on MacRumours and found out that Apple have stopped support for installing Windows 7 with BootCamp on the 2015 MacBooks (Air and Pro) (link). Since I am going to get the new 12" ...
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After updating to iOS 8, Siri won't work with internal mic after first try

I’m seeing this problem: Siri works fine the first time I try it after a restart, but on the second and subsequent tries, when I press and hold the home button, the screen turns gray and the ...
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Permissions issue when copying files over SMB to server on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

First of all I'd like to say that I've spent most of the day trying to figure this problem out. I've already read quite some articles on this issue but can't seem to find the specific issue I'm ...
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Am I being charged to use my personal hotspot for my iPhone 4s? (AT&T carrier)

So I remember having the personal hotspot option for my 3gs, but I could never turn it on because it wasn't part of my plan. Now that I have a 4s, I've recently learned that the personal hotspot ...
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Downloading an old version of iPhoto onto Mac OSX Lion (10.7)

I'm in a very frustrating situation. About a year ago I acquired a white Macbook (model A1181, 2007 version) running OS X Lion. I was using it happily until last week, when my hard drive suddenly ...
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iPhone 5s: Which consumes more battery, 4G, or 4G LTE?

Under Settings > Cellular, there's an option to enable/disable LTE. When disabled, my phone reverts to 4G, as indicated by the icon in the status bar. I've read elsewhere that using 3G causes greater ...
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MacBook Pro keeps restarting - newbie

I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro to Yosemite. Everything was fine ... then suddenly the MacBook Pro does not start up. It boots with some distorted graphics, and then just immediately restarts. I ...
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Changed AppleID Password and now iMessage and Facetime get Activiation Errors only on 1 of 5 ipads

I have an appled ID in the proper format XXX@gmail.com. When trying to login to "manage my appleID", I was forced to change my password to a "stronger password" which I was trying to avoid since I ...
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I can't play my music on my iphone 5s any more

I have about 100 songs on my phone and I used to be able to play them and I see all the songs under music on my phone but they are faded like I can't play them. Why did this happen and how do I fix ...
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Safari 8 on Yosemite Spawning distnoted process and spiking CPU load

My Safari 8 was hijacked by Open-Search.com after updating OS to Yosemite (10.10). The effect was two fold, my home page was hijacked by Open-Search/MacKeeper and the CPU started to load spikes at ...
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I can't install or remove windows 7 or later using Boot Camp Assistant?

I tried for a couple days to install Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro which has OSX Yosemite (10.10.2). As you see in the capture, the third checkbox is disabled. I have created a Windows 7 Install disk ...
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Open terminal using a keyboard shortcut

I am using Alfred and hence I don't have any use for the Cmd+Space keyboard shortcut. I want to invoke terminal using that shortcut. Just like in Ubuntu, when you press Ctrl+Alt+T, is there a way to ...
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Will 2GB ram run Yosemite smoothly

cant upgrade my 2009 iMac 2009 20" with 2GB for a few months but need to upgrade to 10.9.4 to install Yosemite. I am currently running 10.8.1 as a fresh install of Mountain Lion which runs fine, but ...
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Many applications hanging after OS 10.9.5 update

I have a four year old MacBook Pro with 8 GB of memory. Two years ago I upgraded the hard drive to an SSD. It has been working very reliably, only needing a restart every few months. Then I updated ...
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How do I delete or fix my Keychain after changing my password?

How do I reset my main keychain and completely delete the old one? I changed my password and its been coming up with all of these popups asking for my new password when I first login. If anyone can ...
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How to play videos in HD on youtube.com in Safari on iPhone 6

I just got my first iPhone. There’s an issue with connecting to the App Store, so I’m watching videos on youtube.com in Safari. I’ve noticed that the videos are low-res. I don’t see the setting to ...
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Is iWork for free for Yosemite Users?

I just upgraded to OS X Yosemite and as far as I recall the presentation Apple said that iWork is for free now as well? The reason I ask is because there is still a price in the App Store. Or is just ...
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iOS8 step counter - unusually high number of data points

This is my first chance to use an iPhone with a motion co-processor running iOS 8 (in this case a new iPhone 6 with the barometer built in.) Go to Health > Health Data > Fitness > Steps > Show All ...
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Why is softwareupdated taking up all my memory?

The process softwareupdated seems to be taking up way too much memory. It can take up to 400 MB RAM sometimes. I can't nail down what is causing this to happen, so I've been watching my console ...
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Upgrading from OS X 10.8.5 to Yosemite: Potential challenges

I have a Macbook Pro with OS X 10.8.5 currently installed. I have the corresponding Xcode as 5.1. Now In order to use Swift we need Xcode 6 and above which is only available for OSX 10.9 or later. ...
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On iOS 8, how do I turn on spell check without turning on Auto Correct?

On iOS 8, how do I turn on spell check without turning on Auto Correct? I just want the red line to appear on words. But autocorrect is terrible and ruins most everything I say. So I just want spell ...